By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
Mehran Express between Karachi and Mirpurkhas was handed over to RASS Logistics, under public-private partnership, on July 5. On this occasion, a grand ceremony was held at Karachi City Railway Station.
The chief guest of the function was Muhammad Hanif Gul, Divisional Superintendent, Karachi, while all the divisional officers were also present on the occasion. Malik Mohammad Rafique and Malik Mohammad Khan Niazi, owners of RAAS Logistics, were also in attendance.
On this occasion, the Divisional Superintendent presented flowers to the driver and assistant driver of the train and bid farewell to the passengers with prayers to continue their safe journeys.
According to details, RASS Logistics Company will pay PKR 92 million annually for this train to Railway exchequer. The train has a total of seven coaches with a seating capacity of 630 passengers. Mehran Express will cover a distance of 250 kilometers between Karachi and Mirpurkhas in 4 hours and 40 minutes. This train will be stopping over at eight stations.